Hand Forged Folded Damascus Steel Clay Tempered Koi Fish Carving Samurai Katana Sword
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The Koi Fish Katana sword is made of folded and clay tempered steel with a polished mirror-like surface. The blade is very sharp and folded 13 times resulting in 8,192 layers. The visible grain pattern on the blade comes from folding the steel repeatedly during forging. A special clay mixture is applied to the blade by hand, using a thin covering near the edge and a thicker layer over the spine of the blade. This results in a relatively quicker cooling of the edge during quenching, producing a hard edge and softer back. This process also gives the blade it's beautiful hamon (temper line). It is then hand polished with multiple grades of sharpening stones which makes the surface of the blade reflective like a mirror. The blade has a full tang, greatly enhancing the strength of the sword. The sword comes with a black lacquered hardwood saya with a hand carved koi fish design, silk sageo/ito, genuine same' (rayskin) and premium brass fittings. This sword is a very good choice for dojo and iaido use, gifts, cutting practice, display, and collection. It is durable enough for tameshigiri and bamboo
Hand Forged Folded Damascus Steel Clay Tempered Koi Fish Carving Samurai Katana Sword Features:
- Hand Sharpened, Full Tang, Battle Ready Sword
- Hand Forged Folded & Clay Tempered 1060 Steel
- Traditional 14 Stage Hand Polished Finish
- Black Lacquered Saya with Hand Carved Koi Fish
- Silk and Genuine Rayskin Wrapped Tsuka
- Features Premium Brass Fittings
- Craft Time: 2-3 Weeks
- Handle Length: 10.6"
- Blade Length: 27.9"
- Thickness Near Handle: 0.30"
- Width Near Handle: 1.24"
- Weight (With Saya): 2.6 lbs
- Weight (Without Saya): 2.2 lbs
- Overall Length: 40.9"
- Point of Balance: 5" from tsuba